Wednesday's deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was the deadliest school shooting since the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, five years ago.
Following a 2016 shooting in an Orlando nightclub, Scott said that nobody on a terrorist watch list should have a gun, but "the Second Amendment didn't kill anybody".
The newspaper reported investigators ultimately decided that Cruz, then 18, was receiving enough support from mental health professionals and from his school, and any risk in his case was low. Time and time again - since he was in middle school. "It was no surprise to anyone who knew him to hear that he was the shooter".
However, this is not an issue we can just keep sitting on. "He wouldn't have harmed that many students with a knife", she said to applause.
It's a message that rang out from other parents and community members this week as they mourned the victims and as students led an online call for tougher gun regulations, with survivors among its loudest voices.
"If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a bad tragedy and. how nothing is going to be done about it, I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association", said Gonzalez.
"You know, he had shown signs that he would do something like this including his Instagram pictures".
"To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA - shame on you", Gonzalez said.
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A bail hearing for Christian Toro was set for Wednesday, February 21 and no date has been set for Tyler Toro. A law enforcement official said that the alleged victim was a student at the school where he worked.
His adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, also knew her son could be violent, according to sheriff's reports obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The shooting deaths of 17 people and the wounding of 14 others at a Florida high school Wednesday was merely the latest in a chain of atrocities committed by Americans who had too easy access to guns, often too many guns and especially absurdly powerful, automatic guns.
Arguably the most memorable moment came when high school student Emma Gonzalez took to the podium and attacked the USA president and other politicians for accepting political donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun rights lobby group. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation also hedges even its own definition by labeling a "mass murderer" as someone who kills four or more people in the same location.
On Thursday Trump's nationally televised address made no mention of guns, or of previous mass shootings.
"This is who we are right now", Lemon said matter-of-frankly.
The massacre, among the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, has yet again sparked debate about United States gun laws and lawmakers' continued inaction on gun control. How many more schools have to be shot up before we say "Never Again"?
"They say guns are just tools like knives and are as risky as cars, we call BS". The caller said this behavior included a "desire to kill people" and "the potential of him conducting a school shooting".
During her moving speech, Gonzalez also declared, "This will be the last mass shooting".
Azeen Ghorayshi is a science reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in NY.